Software

Box Drive Update

This week, Box is pushing out a security update to Box Drive for Windows (version 1.13.84). The update will be rolled out automatically; however, users must accept the Box Drive update for it to be installed. Box has provided instructions on how to accept the Box Drive update –  https://community.box.com/t5/Getting-Started-with-Box-Drive/Updating-Box-Drive/ta-p/53653.

Previous versions may stop working by June 26, so please accept the update when you receive notification that it is available.  Contact the IT Service Desk with any questions 205-348-5555.

 

VMware Academic Program

UA now has a subscription to the VMware Academic Program! VMware Academic Program offers students and faculty in STEM programs to access virtualization technology and resources for teaching and research. The software can be downloaded at https://oit.ua.edu/software/vmware/. Use of the software is limited to students and faculty in STEM programs and courses. Lab administrators can request access from the IT Service Desk. Please email itsd@ua.edu to request access.

Microsoft Imagine Web Store Maintenance

The Microsoft Imagine web store will undergo system maintenance Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

New downloads will be unavailable during this time; however, programs that have already been installed will not be affected by this maintenance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

NVivo Plus Now Available

UA upgraded its agreement with NVivo to now offer NVivo Plus.  NVivo Plus offers all of the functionality of NVivo Pro, but with the addition of powerful social network and research automation tools for deeper understanding of social themes and sentiments. The upgrade is automatically amended, no action is required of the user.

Learn more and get started with NVivo at https://oit.ua.edu/software/nvivo. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

NVivo 12 Now Available

NVivo 12 is now available to UA students, faculty and staff. Users can download the software on the OIT website – https://oit.ua.edu/software/nvivo. Users can click the Download NVivo button, accept the terms and conditions, and then they will receive the download link and current license keys. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

Spirion Now Available

Spirion data security software is now available to all UA faculty and staff. Spirion is a proactive cyber security tool that searches University owned machines and storage for sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and a variety of other data elements. Faculty and staff can download and install the software on the OIT website.

Texthelp Now Available

OIT is excited to share that TextHelp tools are now available to UA students, faculty, staff and departments. Texthelp offers a collection of Mac and PC desktop software, Google Chrome apps and extensions, and iOS and Android apps that support reading, writing, language learning, and STEM subjects. Texthelp tools include Read&Write, EquatIO and Snapverter.

Texthelp software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices. Students, faculty and staff can download and install programs at https://oit.ua.edu/software/texthelp.